Perfect for pasta bakes, pasta salads, or to soak up a creamy pasta sauce - find a plentiful supply of penne pasta recipes to try.
Here's proof that pasta sauce doesn't need meat to be hearty. Rosemary and garlic-flavoured tomato juice thickened with mashed beans makes a light sauce that nicely coats this elegant but easy spinach penne.
A lovely combination of cooked ham, leeks and garden peas, tossed with an easy cheese sauce that is lighter than most. The whole lot is baked till bubbly and delicious.
I love the flavours of the Mediterranean, so I incorporated them into a summery pasta salad. This is a fab pasta salad for a picnic or packed lunch, as well as a light supper in the garden. Enjoy!
Juicy watermelon makes the perfect partner to tangy goat's cheese in this easy-to-assemble pasta salad. Flavour and texture are provided by crunchy endive, peppery rocket and toasted pine nuts, which combine to give a Mediterranean flair.
A lovely pasta salad chock-a-block with veg. This a great and easy pasta salad to make for the family or for guests. It's great with barbecued meats or as part of a vegetarian meal. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.
This classic Italian dish is intended to make the very most of young spring produce, freshly picked from the vegetable plot. With today's choice of vegetables in supermarkets, the selection can be varied for year-round meals, and the recipe can also be made as a ‘storecupboard supper’ with good-quality frozen vegetables.
Wholewheat pasta is a good source of complex carbohydrate and has a low GI value. Tossed with steamed summer vegetables and a fresh herb pesto, perhaps made ahead, this makes a tempting and satisfying meal.
A quick and easy, one-pot tuna pasta! Cooked pasta is heated with spinach, tuna and basil in a creamy tomato sauce. Enjoy with crusty bread, if desired.
A simple, yet delicious vegetarian pasta that's easy to whip up. Pasta is tossed with onion, mushroom and peppers in a light, basil flavoured cream cheese sauce.
This is a simple pasta dish because it's all cooked in the one pot. It's a recipe from a friend of ours but has become a firm family favourite in our house. I usually use macaroni pasta but you can use any type you have on hand.